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Table 1 A description of participating services

From: The Self-Perception and Relationships Tool (S-PRT): A novel approach to the measurement of subjective health-related quality of life

Patient Population Sex Ratio (m:f) Service Description Sample Size Proportion Female* Age (sd)** Duration of Illness In Years***
Cardiology 2:1 Inpatients receiving medical management and diagnostic procedures admitted for cardiac and postoperative thoracic surgery 30 40.0% 66.2 (12.7) 6.6 (11.9)
Renal Dialysis 3:2 Outpatients receiving regular hemodialysis 29 58.6% 61.4 (15.2) 10.5 (8.8)
Mental Health 2:3 Inpatient psychiatric services and outpatient attendees in a day program providing various forms of individual and group medical and psychosocial therapies 19 57.9% 43.5 (8.8) 8.2 (8.5)
Cancer 0:1 Outpatients attending a genito-urinary follow-up clinic, being seen for counseling, or attending meditation or support groups 29 44.8% 59.1 (14.1) 2.4 (4.0)
Chronic Pain 1:8 Outpatients attending medical and psychosocial treatments for chronic pain of difference etiologies 14 92.9% 47.1 (11.4) 8.4 (7.4)
Sleep Disorders 1:6 Outpatients receiving assessment and/or treatment for breathing problems during sleep 15 40.0% 50.0 (11.6) 5.4 (7.2)
  1. * Chi-square(5) = 13.3, p < .05 ** F(1,5) = 10.55, p < .0001 ***F(1,5) = 2.69, p < .05